Another indicator of victory for state-level nullification – the 2005 Real ID act was originally to be implemented in early 2008, and today, it’s still in limbo. Going on 2 years later, with more than two dozen states passing laws and resolutions denouncing or flat-out refusing to comply – and D.C. has no choice but to continue backing off.
The DHS, headed by Janet Napolitano has now “granted” another extension for compliance with the unconstitutional law – May 10, 2011:
“In order to ensure that the millions of Americans traveling this holiday season are not disrupted, DHS is extending the Dec. 31 Real ID material compliance deadline. The May 10, 2011, deadline for full compliance remains in effect, and the Department will continue to work closely with states to meet this deadline,” DHS deputy press secretary Matt Chandler said in late December.
If my memory serves me right, this is the 4th time they’ve pushed the implementation date back. In fact, the first extension “granted” was in April 2008, and was even given to states that never asked for it. Why? With such massive resistance among the states, the Feds just have no way to enforce it.